Intense oil drilling that’s honeycombing western North Dakota has not disturbed nuclear-tipped missiles buried beneath much of the same real estate that companies are targeting for crude, the military says.
But the U.S. Air Force has become increasingly concerned about the booming oil activity above ground rather than below and has been meeting with industry officials as a precaution against potential conflicts.
By James MacPherson, Associated Press
, April 13, 2012
The original “Warriors of the North,” the former members of the 321st Strategic Missile Wing, will return to North Dakota for a special reunion Aug. 4, 5 and 6. On Aug. 6, reunion participants will visit Cooperstown and the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site, which is operated by the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
The people in charge of keeping U.S. intercontinental ballistic missiles at the ready are teaming up for the first time with those responsible for extending the life of the aging missiles and their parts suppliers, Air Force officials said.
By Matt Volz, The Associated Press
, April 26, 2010
Iran tested its longest-range missiles Monday and warned they can reach any place that threatens the country, including Israel, parts of Europe and U.S. military bases in the Mideast.
The launch capped two days of war games and was condemned as a provocation by Western powers, which are demanding Tehran come clean about a newly revealed nuclear facility it has been secretly building.
By Ali Akbar Dareini, The Associated Press
, September 29, 2009
The Kremlin got exactly what it wanted when the United States scrapped plans for missile defenses on Russia’s borders.
And Moscow wasted no time in trying to show, at least publicly, that it has ceded nothing in return and, in fact, intends to press for more from Washington.
By Mike Eckel, The Associated Press
, September 19, 2009
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday that the new missile defense system planned for Europe has the flexibility to adapt to changes in Iranian missile capabilities even if U.S. intelligence about Tehran’s slower-than-expected pace turns out to be wrong.
By Pamela Hess and Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press
, September 19, 2009
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